This isn’t the first production stoppage for the automaker.
Production of the Hyundai Palisade and Genesis GV80 stopped earlier this week because there weren’t enough parts. The report from Just-Auto.com doesn’t specify why production stopped on Monday, June 15. However, the publication did note that the Palisade and GV80 production stoppage comes after three assembly lines – two at Hyundai’s Ulsan 2 plant and one at Ulsan 4 – were shut down after a parts supplier employee passed away from what’s believed to be the coronavirus.
Production stoppages have plagued the South Korean automaker since the pandemic began. Back in February, production ground to a halt due to a shortage of wiring harnesses. At the time, the Chinese suppliers struggled to meet demand due to the pandemic, and disruptions appear to be continuing. As governments ease restrictions and employees return to work, the coronavirus is still spreading, causing such hiccups.